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Construction of Sherwin-Williams' new global headquarters in Cleveland: Where the 36-floor project stands right now

A project timeline shows the company plans to have employees in the new headquarters by the end of 2024.

CLEVELAND — As construction continues on the new Sherwin-Williams headquarters in Cleveland along with the new global research and development center in Brecksville, the company is giving a fresh look at their progress.

“Depending upon the site, we are beginning work on underground utilities and plumbing,” according to a press release from Sherwin-Williams on Wednesday morning. “On both sites, crew sizes are growing to support the multiple scopes of work progressing through July and August. The project team continues to engage all parts of the workforce pipeline to reach crew ratios that keep the project on track for all workforce goals.”

The new global headquarters will feature a 36-floor office tower with an attached multi-level parking garage.

Credit: The Sherwin-Williams Company

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"Our new facilities will house more than 3,500 employees made up of professional staff, engineers, technicians and chemists, with room to accommodate future growth," the company says on their site.

You can see a time lapse video of construction at the headquarters in Cleveland below:

Watch a time lapse video of construction at the new R&D center in Brecksville below:

Sherwin-Williams says this project involves a minimum $600 million investment throughout the next several years. A project timeline (see the document below) shows the company plans to have employees working in the new headquarters by the end of 2024.

“We are excited to see both sites starting to come to life as excavation work continues and foundations are being put in place,” according to the company. “Depending upon the site, we are beginning work on underground utilities and plumbing. On both sites, crew sizes are growing to support the multiple scopes of work progressing through July and August. The project team continues to engage all parts of the workforce pipeline to reach crew ratios that keep the project on track for all workforce goals.”

Once complete, Sherwin-Williams says these new locations “will help us create innovative solutions that meet the growing needs of our customers and attract and retain top talent.”

In addition, the company also said more than 50 minority-owned, female-owned and small business firms have been added to the project with an expectation the list will expand.

“As of July 21, we are proud that we have awarded contracts totaling $122 million against a total commitment of $180 million to Minority Business Enterprises (MBE), Female Business Enterprises (FBE) and Cleveland Small Businesses (CSB),” the company noted. “We remain committed to helping uplift the entire Greater Cleveland community, including delivering on the supplier inclusion and diversity commitments asked of us by the state, county and city in our economic development packages.”

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Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published in a previous story on Jan. 28, 2022.

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